Category: Leadership

Episode 129

Systemic leadership and developing culture

August 28, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration Inc. (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader. They discuss the High Performance Culture Forum—an exciting event occurring September 21 at the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati.


Episode 124

Culture building in schools

July 31, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Trent Bowers

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Trent Bowers, superintendent of Worthington Schools in Worthington, Ohio. They talk about culture building in schools and how to create a community culture from the top using communication, vision and intent.


Episode 123

Women’s Leadership in Education

July 24, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Kathy Krendl

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Kathy Krendl, former president of Otterbein University, about the importance of women’s leadership positions throughout education. They discuss the forces that continue to limit female opportunities, as well as the ways to move forward.


Episode 121

School leadership turnover

July 13, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

In this episode, hosts Joel and Carole discuss the structural and cultural issues that have led to more school leadership turnover and the cost it has on our schools and students. The conversation comes just as school districts are wrapping up their hiring season.

Joel and Carole say superintendents now only stay in place for an average of less than three years, and there also is much turnover at the principal level. This doesn’t bode well for public education.


Episode 116

How education leaders can nurture leadership talent

June 18, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this episode, Diane Egbers from LEI Consulting joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to talk about the ways leaders can nurture leadership talent.


Episode 104

The power of mentorship

March 12, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Jeri Springstead and Heidi Feller

In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Heidi Feller, Chief Inspiration Officer for #SocialSchool4edu, and her mentor, Jeri Springstead.

Joel asks Jeri and Heidi about their mentor-mentee relationship, and how Jeri inspired Heidi to become a German teacher in Wisconsin via the power of mentorship.


Episode 103

The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World

March 9, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Denver J. Fowler

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Denver J. Fowler, a friend of the podcast and author of the forthcoming book The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World. Dr. Fowler is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education at California State University, Sacramento. He discusses the book, how it came about and what he hopes people take away from it.


Episode 82

What is a PTA?

December 19, 2017 | Leadership
Guest: Elsa Huxley

Host Joel Gagne talks with Elsa Huxley, former president of the Maury Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, or PTA. The two answer the question “What is a PTA?” while also covering the basics of how PTAs and PTOs work as well as why PTAs are so important.


Episode 80

The Energy Bus School

December 11, 2017 | Leadership
Guest: Franco Gallo, Maura Neville and Jake Alferio

Episode 52

Educational Leadership

March 27, 2017 | Interviews, Leadership
Guest: Dr. Phillip Price

This week, Joel Gagne is joined by Dr. Phillip Price, retired superintendent and Executive Director of the Midwest Suburban Superintendent’s Association.

In analyzing strong educational leadership, Dr. Price says he looks to see what an individual was like as a teacher.

“I think it’s extremely helpful, because you understand what’s going on in the classroom,” he says. “Not just observe it, but understand.”


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